At the Wellington 2016 New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards, McKee Fehl’s successful seismic and restoration project at Public Trust was recognised with receiving awards in two categories. The Heritage and Interior Architecture for the Ministry of Culture and Heritage fit out designed by Warren and Mahoney.
In addition Managing Director, Maurice Clark was the honoured recipient of the ‘Ath Cup’. Awarded in memory of Ian Athfield, this award recognises an individual for outstanding achievement across all fields of architecture, building and design. Maurice has been recognised as giving a significant commitment and contribution to the Architectural landscape of Wellington. Maurice has made significant contributions to all fields with particular commitment to restoring and maintaining the heritage of Wellington.
“Due to the extent of the strengthening required on this Category 1 historic building, which was completed in 1908, some structural elements are necessarily visible, including major, coupled shear walls at each end of the long, slim building. The design, however, very successfully preserves the character of the building and creates a very attractive offering of mixed-use tenancies. The key to success here was the ability of the client, architect and engineer to collaborate – the resulting strengthening works have been integrated into the building with great guile.” Geoff Fletcher, NZIA Awards Jury